Eric Parker - Illustrator

Eric Parker

Birthplace?
Vancouver, British Columbia.

Birthday?
January 10th.

Where do you live?
Toronto, Ontario.

Do you have any pets?
I have one very fat cat.

What are your hobbies?
Cooking.

When did you start drawing?
When I was six years old.

What was your schooling or training?
Art school.

How did you get involved with children's books?
I was approached to illustrate a book.

What materials do you work in?
Acrylics, watercolor and ink.

How do you research or create your stories?
The reference library, the Internet and real life.

Where do you get your ideas?
From my muse.

Do you have any tips for young creators?
If you love it, pursue it and be patient.

What is you favorite childhood memory?
When Hurricane Frida hit Vancouver in 1961.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A farmer.

What is your next project?
I am learning how to create digital art.

What is the weirdest or most interesting job that you've ever had?
I was the part-time manager for a floatation tank business (sensory isolation).

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